Last year, his schemes brought us from the depths of bad defense under Sheridan to a top ten defense in the league. So, why suddenly, are these schemes no good?
Yes, I understand you don't like it when we rush three guys and drop eight into coverage. However, it isn't always a bad thing. Lots of times it creates QB confusion and interceptions. And even Spagnolo uses it. So, why don't you like it? Because lately, it hasn't caused the turnovers. Why not?
Yet you want to see more blitzing? Who would you send and why do you think they will get there? Chase Blackburn? Do you realize how many rookies we had playing defense this last week? Did you see the blown coverage when Dallas sent the blitz at us? It was the easiest TD for Eli this year.
This fact is, this defense is missing a lot of key guys. There are those off the field on IR, starters Jonathan Goff, Terrel Thomas, and nickel CB, Bruce Johnson. Others who have missed games like Osi and Boley, and most recently Kenny Phillips. And there are those missing, and still on the field, such as the ghost of Justin Tuck. Who has been our worst DE this year.
Personally, when I realized all the CBs that we were missing, I expected our secondary to make Rex Grossman and every other QB in the NFL look like Drew Brees, and Drew Brees to look like a demi-god. (No surprise there.) Personally, I am surprised they are playing as well as they are. Yes, that's right. I am impressed that they get an occasional three and out.
Finally, did you see all the flags in the NFL this weekend? If you are not looking back at the ball, any contact, just touching the receiver's shoulder pad, draws a yellow flag. Did you see all the points scored this weekend? Defenses are screwed in this pass-happy league and there are very few that are doing well, especially against good offenses, such as GB, NO, and yes, Dallas. And let's face it, Dallas was playing for their playoff lives, too, and at home.
So, lay off of Perry Fewell!!!